I had never really had any urge to wear leggings until recently I saw a pair of fallout 4 style leggings (grouped as female apparel on the site) and told myself, "Damn, I'd love to buy those." Later on I tried on a pair of my friends swanky leggings and realized that there was no going back to shitty old sweats. So I began asking people why guys aren't socially allowed to wear this style of clothing and recieved much of the same response (I mainly asked women): it's gross having to see the guys package all "highlighted" and such. Then I thought to myself, "well isn't it also true in the reverse scenario?" Now I'm not saying every female owner of leggings wears their leggings to "show off what their mama gave them", however the vast majority that I've come across seems to fall into this category based on how I can see their genitals much of the time (not a perv, just have a high perception skill). So if women can show off what their mama gave them, why is there such harsh feedback for when men may want to show off what their dads gave them (or, you know, just to wear them because they're comfy af)? We all have genitals, and both are equally awkward situations when you happen to see someone wearing leggings with everything highlighted, but if you don't want to see it why look? I don't know it just seems sexist to me. (Meaning both men and women are putting down these men, not just women) Thanks for any responses and if anyone is offended by what I've written, please know that's not my intent.
Most Helpful Girl
It's interesting. I think guys should wear leggings if they want to. They're super comfortable and can be worn very nicely (personally, I don't like them as pants, but to each their own).
I think it's partly got to do with what the media generally promotes as attractive. Pretty much every part of a woman is shown off in magazines, movies, etc.. But for guys, the focus seems to be more on the torso than anything else. Plus, the outline of the penis is more noticeable, so it's a little more blatant, I think.1
Most Helpful Guy
I am not a fan of leggings unless they have tops that come down a bit - So if men want to wear meggings I would be okay with it if they covered up the genital area.1